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acariasis

 [ak″ah-ri´ah-sis]
infestation with mites.

ac·a·ri·a·sis

(ak-ar-ī'ă-sis), Do not confuse this word with ascariasis.
Any disease caused by mites, usually a skin infestation. See: mange.

acariasis

/ac·a·ri·a·sis/ (ak″ah-ri´ah-sis) infestation with mites.

acariasis

(ăk′ə-rī′ə-sĭs)
n.
Infestation with or disease caused by mites or ticks.

acariasis

[ak′ərī′əsis]
Etymology: Gk, akari, mite, osis, condition
a disease, usually of the skin, caused by infestation with mites. See also acarid.

ac·a·ri·a·sis

(ak'ă-rī'ă-sĭs)
Any disease caused by mites, usually a skin infestation.
See: mange
Synonym(s): acaridiasis, acarinosis.

acariasis

1. Infestation with mites.
2. The effects, on the SKIN, of mite infestation.

acariasis

infestation with arthropod parasites of the order Acarina including the ticks and mites. See also tick infestation.

cutaneous acariasis
see mange.
nasal acariasis
see nasal acariasis.
oto-acariasis
see otodectescynotis.
otodectic acariasis
see otodectescynotis.
pulmonary acariasis
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The clinical signs of respiratory system acariasis in infected birds are respiratory distress, loss of voice, head shaking, gasping, nasal discharge, and weight loss.
A study in China found that the prevalence of human intestinal, respiratory and urinary acariasis (mite infection) was associated with occupation and was higher in individuals working with medicinal herbs, in store houses, in mills, or other sites where the density of mites was high (4).
It was found to be effective against various skin ailments such as mange (Demodectic, sarcoptic and psoroptic), ring worm, eczema, pyoderma, dermatitis and acariasis.
Usually the workers are exposed to storage mites which consequently results in many human health problems like acariasis which is mostly the end product of mites ingestion through infected commodity (Li and Wang, 2000), asthma and dermatitis, and allergic diseases (Armentia et al.